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New Braunfels, TX 78130

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Dr. Alex Urteaga

Alex Urteaga, D.P.M. is a board-certified physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, both surgical and non-surgical. Alex has two sons Alejandro and Ian, and one daughter, Gabrielle. They are members of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in New Braunfels. Alex enjoys spending time with family, running, cycling and being active. Alex has completed several marathons and half marathons and have even traveled overseas to run in them!

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."

- Steve Prefontaine

Melissa Moreno

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Competed at the Regional level in Track & Cross Country in High School and Freshman year of college. Melissa graduated from Texas State University receiving her bachelors in Wildlife Biology. She loves being outdoors enjoying wildlife and bats!


 

Melissa's Favorites:

Favorite Race Distance:

I think my favorite would have to be the 5k. It's a good enough distance that isn't too killer!

Favorite place to run:

Purgatory trails in San Marcos

Favorite pre-race meal: 

Spaghetti! (night before) Peanut butter/Jelly for breakfast on race day with a banana! :)

Favorite race fuel: 

Cherry shockblocks

Favorite running shoe: 

Hoka Arahi 3 or Brooks Ravenna 10

Favorite Running Quote:

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.

-Steve Prefontaine

Favorite Race:

Midnight run - high school XC meet 2011

Favorite Running Accessory:
Yurbuds - headphones that help me to zone out!

Other Stuff:

Love going on hikes and the five mile dam with my dog. Enjoy watching Netflix, reading, and floating the river :)

"Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness."
-Edward Stanley

Jeff Despres

Competed at the State level in cross country and track at John Paul II High School, won a state championship his junior year, and still holds the 800m and 400m individual records there. Jeff is now pursuing a bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sports Science at Texas State University. He is still a devoted runner but also loves to golf and makes sure to find time every weekend to get some swings in.
 
Jeff's Favorites:

Favorite Race Distance:
5k or 800m

 

Favorite Place to Run:

When possible, Big Bend National Park

Favorite Pre-Race Meal:
Pasta with marinara sauce and a spinach salad

Favorite Race Fuel:
GU Chews

Favorite Running Shoe:
Saucony Kinvara 7's

Favorite Running Quote:
"Smile through the pain"
- Anonymous

Favorite Race:
Tough Mudder 10 miler

Favorite Running Accessory:
Nike running watch GPS+

 

Other Stuff:

I enjoy playing a plethora of other sports like Golf, Basketball, Soccer, and Swimming

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